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A man with a salt and pepper beard carrying a young blond girl in his arms.
Australian Premiere
Centrepiece
Iceland
Visually arresting and emotionally rewarding. A perfectly controlled sense of place permeates every frame.
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Direct from Cannes, where it was the overwhelming Scandinavian success story of the festival, writer/director Hlynur Pálmason confirms the considerable promise of his multi award-winning debut Winter Brothers with this spellbinding and darkly humorous new drama about a stoic grandfather whose emotional reserves are pushed to their limits.

Former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) has struggled ever since he lost his wife to a tragic accident two years earlier. Busying himself with the task of renovating a homestead in the remote Icelandic wilderness, he finds solace in time spent with his spirited young granddaughter Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). But when Ingimundur begins to suspect a local man may have had an affair with his late wife, his detective instincts kick in, fuelling behaviour that becomes increasingly unpredictable…

Anchored by Ingvar E. Sigurdsson’s towering, white-hot lead performance, a visceral score from Edmund Finnis and utterly breathtaking cinematography, Pálmason’s gripping and powerful tale of unconditional love is an unforgettable big-screen experience that is not to be missed.

Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
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2019 | 109 min | Drama | Iceland
Icelandic with English subtitles
WINNER
Best Actor, Cannes International Film Festival 2019 (Critics’ Week)
WINNER
Best Actor, 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019

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